Namco Bandai and Codemasters have announced that they have signed a distribution partnership for the Americas for this year. This new arrangement is an extension of a similar agreement the companies established in Europe a few years back.
The partnership sees Namco Bandai handling the physical and select digital distribution of all 2014 Codemasters games in the region. All of the upcoming Codemasters titles will be released under Codemasters Racing label.
Read on for the press release.
Leading publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today proudly announced a one year distribution agreement with the global video game developer and publisher Codemasters. The agreement covers physical distribution of the entire Codemasters 2014 portfolio across the Americas, plus select digital distribution channels.
The partnership is an extension of NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.’s relationship with Codemasters, established in 2010 for distribution rights throughout European territories. The new agreement will now include select digital distribution channels in addition to physical distribution throughout the Americas and Europe. All major forthcoming games will be published by Codemasters through its Codemasters Racing label, including yet to be announced titles.
“Codemasters has a long history of developing excellent racing titles; we’re excited to welcome their products to our product line-up,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Motorsports resonates with audiences in every corner of the globe, we’re ready to wave the green flag and deliver this excitement to gamers in the Americas.”